The University of Lagos, populary known as Unilag, has suspended a lecturer by name of Boniface Igbeneghu who was caught on film propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter. Boniface Igbeneghu, also a pastor, has been condemned by his church. He was one of several academics secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation by BBC Africa Eye.
The academic was filmed putting inappropriate questions and requests toward a BBC journalist, who was posing as a prospective student aged 17. On a final meeting between the pair, the lecturer was filmed physically harassing her and asking to kiss her inside of his locked office. He also appeared to threaten to tell her mother if she was "disobedient" towards him.
The film, which has sparked widespread social media comment, explored alleged sexual harassment by members of staff at two top West African universities. The report also saw students, some with their identities hidden, making allegations about their own experiences with professors. Dr Igbeneghu is yet to make any comment.
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